May 26th, 2006


Plumb done

A guy (different one than yesterday) came at 8:30 a.m. and did the kitchen sink. He just used a plunger, which I could have done, but whatever. He said I had to call separately for the tub. I did and they said someone would be here this afternoon.

At 1, the same guy from this morning came to do the tub. After working with the snake, he said he took out a big wad of hair (apparently not found by yesterday's guy). I made him stay while I tested the drain. The water goes down slowly, but at least it goes down. (Yesterday's hairwash water ended up taking NINE hours to finally drain.)

He suggested getting a hair strainer. I'm not sure what that is, but I'll look in the hardware store. There's already a cap on the drain with little holes.

So, back in business.

Today's schedule: LA Times, more at-home puzzles, (adding) hardware store.

And I'll need to catch "Jeopardy!" before it scrolls off TiVo. The entire Tournament of Champions is already gone, so I missed seeing King Frivolity.

Darn cable company

I was IMing (arranging possibly getting out of my apartment this weekend) when I realized it was 7 and I should check that TiVo was getting tonight's "Jeopardy!"

As often happens, the cable had gone out, so I switched it back on, and found that it was recording on the wrong channel (whatever it was on when it went out). By the time I reset TiVo and the channel, I caught the very end of Stella's interview. Grrr.

It should get the rest of the show, in any case. I'll watch it at 7:30 so I can zap the commercials.